Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Faculty of Education at SFU is a global education leader engaged in research and scholarly inquiry, committed to advancing knowledge and dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the learning experience.
Since 1965, the Faculty of Education has had a community first approach, focusing on engaging communities and creating opportunities for people from all over the world. Today, we are happy to say that we have touched down in 49 countries worldwide making the Faculty of Education at SFU a truly community first and global leader in teaching and education.
We are conscious of the needs of our students and the expectations of our community, locally, nationally and internationally. To provide the most intimate and responsive programs, we have evolved the following program areas, each with its own unique organizational structure:
We provide opportunities to a diverse range of students including students contemplating or planning careers as school teachers, in-service teachers, and students from a variety of disciplines who wish to learn more about educational theories, research, and practice through the development and delivery of undergraduate courses and programs including courses that are designed specifically with the needs of pre- and in-service teachers in mind.
Professional Programs offers a unique staffing model which teams tenure track Education Faculty with seconded, highly effective teachers selected from school districts throughout the province. The Professional Programs is the teacher certification component offered through the Professional Development Program (PDP), the Professional Linking Program (PLP) and the Professional Qualification Program (PQP).
Programs are designed for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and enhance their careers. Graduate Programs: designed for scholars, professionals and researchers. Students pursue the highest levels of excellence in scholarship, research and teaching. Field Programs offers inservice professional development for BC school teachers and administrators in areas of professional development.
The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) works in collaboration with the faculties and departments that offer programs and courses taught in French. OFFA also establishes ties and engages with the Francophone and Francophile communities of British Columbia, as well as with those across Canada and abroad.
We collaborate with universities and governments from around the world to provide customized programs for teachers, student teachers, and educational leaders. Through the Faculty's international intiatives, students are able to gain valuable academic and cultural insights, knowledge and skills for success in our global community.
We are committed to collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations as well as with individual students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations. Our Indigenous focus is inclusive of Aboriginal peoples in Canada (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) as well as Indigenous peoples from other countries.
Our diverse community of scholars and educators endeavours to promote innovation in the way teachers teach and learners learn. Our faculty members are recognized for their work in developing, advancing and enacting knowledge that makes a difference in public education. Throughout our 50 years of history, we have grown and evolved in response to the ever-changing challenges and needs of our constituencies. We follow a rigorous research program to investigate theory and provide innovative leadership in issues of educational pedagogy.
The Faculty of Education’s unique reputation has always been based on our close collaborations and partnerships with school districts, administrators and governments all over the globe to facilitate knowledge sharing. As a community engaged faculty, our community partnerships have always been a priority for us regardless of where we are. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to expand our work throughout British Columbia, across Canada and around the world. Together with our faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners, we will continue to engage and innovate.
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